F-22 RAPTOR TO FLY AT 35th ANNIVERSARY SALINAS AIRSHOW
FEBRUARY 25, 2015 – SALINAS, CA — The California International Airshow Salinas is thrilled to announce the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team will be part of this year’s 35th Anniversary spectacular, which is scheduled for September 26th and 27th at the Salinas Municipal Airport.
The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a single seat, twin-engine, all weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force. The result of the Air Force’s Advanced Tactical Fighter program, the F-22 was designed as an air superiority fighter but has additional capabilities including ground attack, electronic warfare and signals intelligence roles. The Raptor’s combination of stealth, aerodynamic performance and situational awareness gives the aircraft unprecedented air combat capabilities.
“We are extraordinarily excited that we were selected to host the most incredible jet demonstration performance in the world. The stealthy Raptor is the most technologically advanced tactical fighter on earth, it can perform maneuvers that were once considered impossible. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see up close the jaw dropping agility and thunderous speed of the legendary Raptor.” said Airshow Executive Director Bruce Adams.
The California International Airshow will be held September 26th and 27th at the Salinas Municipal Airport. The show will also feature the Canadian Forces CF-18 Super Hornet, the Patriots Jet Team, and many other military and civilian flying and static aircraft. Tickets will be on sale shortly. For more information regarding this year’s show, log on to www.salinasairshow.com. The California International Airshow has provided outstanding entertainment on the Central Coast for 34 years and has raised over $8 million dollars for local charities.